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700 Club Interactive - October 11, 2017

Ron Hall will discuss how his wife befriending a homeless man changed his life and how their story is now a major motion picture. Read Transcript


Gordon: A FREAK

ACCIDENT, A YOUNG FATHER

IS SHOCKED BY 12,000

VOLTS.

AND HIS FAMILY IS LEFT

WITH ONLY ONE OPTION.

COME ON, ZACH, COME ON

BACK TO US, ZACH.

Gordon: PLUS...THE

TRUE STORY BEHIND THE

BEST-SELLING BOOK AND UP

COMING MAJOR MOTION

PICTURE.

RON HALL TAKES US INSIDE

"SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS

ME," ALL ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

> WELL, GOOD MORNING,

AND WELCOME TO THE SHOW.

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF

CHRISTIANS FILLED UP THE

NATIONAL MALL IN

WASHINGTON, D.C. THIS PAST

WEEKEND, PRAYING AND

PRAISING ALL DAY AND ALL

NIGHT.

Terry: IT IS BEING

CALLED THE HOLY SPIRIT

WOODSTOCK, AN

UNPRECEDENTED WORSHIP

MOVEMENT ON THE NATIONAL

MALL.

EVERY STATE AND REGION

GATHERED TOGETHER FOR THE

EVENT CALLED "AWAKEN THE

DAWN."

THEY OFFERED WORSHIP,

MUSIC, PRAYER, AND THE

GOSPEL AROUND THE CLOCK.

PARTICIPANT ALSO HELD

OUTREACHES ALL OVER

WASHINGTON, D.C. TO IMPACT

THAT COMMUNITY.

THE GOAL IS NOT JUST A

GATHERING, BUT A MOVEMENT

TO SEE TENTS FOR WORSHIP,

UNITY, AND PRAYER AND

EVERY STATE CAPITAL AND ON

UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES

NATIONWIDE.

Gordon: THAT'S A

WONDERFUL THING, AND A

WONDERFUL GOAL.

CAN WE GET CONTINUOUS

PRAISE AND CONTINUOUS

PRAYER FOR OUR

COMMUNITIES, AND WE NEED

IT NOW.

Terry: AND WHEN WE

DO, THINGS HAPPEN.

I LIKE THAT.

> SPEAKING OF REACHING

OUT TO THE COMMUNITY, A

BRIDE IN FLORIDA DECIDED

TO DONATE THE FOOD

PREPARED FOR HER WEDDING

RECEPTION FOR THOSE WHO

WERE MOST AFFECTED BY

HURRICANE IRMA MA.

HURRICANE IRMA.

Gordon: JESSICA

PLANNED TO MARRY HER

FIANCE ONE DAY BEFORE

HURRICANE IRMA HIT.

THEY WERE FORCED TO CANCEL

THEIR WEDDING.

AFTER LEARNING THAT IRMA

HAD DESTROYED HER AREA,

SHE DECIDED TO SHARE HER

FOOD.

SHE SHARED ON Facebook,

SAYING, IT FELT GOOD TO

BRING PEOPLE WHO WERE

EATING PEANUT BUTTER AND

JELLY SANDWICHES FOR WEEKS

TO EAT SOME REAL FOOD.

THEY GOT AUTHENTIC STREET

TACOS.

THIS WAS WORTH IT, AND I'D

DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN.

IT WASN'T A WEDDING

RECEPTION, BUT WE LAUGHED

AND DANCED AND ATE WITH

OTHER HUMANS WHO NEEDED TO

BE HAPPY."

Terry: JESSICA HOPES

HER STORY WILL INSPIRE

OTHERS TO DONATE.

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE

THINGS THAT SHOWS WHEN THE

GOING GETS TOUGH, THE

TOUGH GET GOING.

Gordon: WHEN ALL OF

THE DEVICES ARE OFF AND

YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING

ELSE, THEN YOU REALIZE,

WELL, WE'VE GOT A

NEIGHBORHOOD HERE AND

LET'S GO BE NEIGHBORING,

AND WE'VE GOT SOME FOOD,

AND LET'S SEE WHAT WE CAN

DO.

Terry: I LOVE THAT.

WHAT A GREAT IDEA.

Gordon: THE CELEBRITY

CHEF AND RESTAURANT OWNER

JOSE IS ON THE GROUND IN

PUERTO RICO, WORKING TO

FEED THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN

AFFECTED BY THE HURRICANE.

HE HAS ESTABLISHED A

KITCHEN TO SERVE 10,000

MEALS A DAY.

FOOD TRUCKS ON THE ISLAND

ARE A KEY PART OF

DELIVERING FOODS, LIKE

STEWS AND PIAIA TO HOMES.

Terry: HE FOUNDED THE

NON-PROFIT "WORLD CENTRAL

KITCHEN" IN 2010 AFTER THE

EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI, AND

HAS PROVIDED ASSISTANCE IN

NICARAGUA, ZAMBIA, AND

RECENTLY IN HOUSTON AFTER

HURRICANE HARVEY.

HE LOVES TO SERVE, SAYING,

"IF I CAN FEED ONE PERSON,

I'M HAPPY."

HE IS IN THE RIGHT

INDUSTRY.

Gordon: I CAN TELL

YOU, IF YOU'RE ONE OF THE

PEOPLE HE IS FEEDING,

YOU'RE GOING TO BE HAPPY.

HE IS ONE TREMENDOUS COOK.

WHAT A WONDERFUL THING, TO

GIVE BACK AND NOT JUST IN

YOUR COMMUNITY, BUT SAY,

I'M GOING TO TAKE THIS

INTERNATIONALLY AND WE'RE

GOING TO DO A WORLD OF

GOOD.

Terry: I THINK IT IS

SO GREAT WHEN YOU HAVE

FOUND SOMETHING YOU LOVE

DOING FOR A LIVING, AND

THEN YOU CAN DO IT

SELFLESSLY AND KNOW YOU'RE

TOUCHING MANY, MANY

PEOPLE.

> A FAST-ACTING MARINE

VETERAN SAVED AT LEAST 30

VICTIMS IN THE LAS VEGAS

SHOOTING BY DRIVING THEM

TO THE HOSPITAL.

HE WENT LOOKING FOR A

TRUCK IN THE PARKING LOT

OF A CONCERT VENUE, AND

FOUND KEYS INSIDE A WHITE

COLORADO.

HE MADE THREE TRIPS TO THE

HOSPITAL WITH MORE THAN

TWO DOZEN VICTIMS FROM

THAT SHOOTING.

Gordon: WELL, 24

HOURS AFTER THE TRUCK HAD

BEEN USED, TAYLOR GOT IN

TOUCH WITH THE OWNER AND

SHARED HOW BIG A ROLE HIS

TRUCK PLAYED IN SAVING

DOZENS OF LIVES.

TAYLOR APOLOGIZED FOR

TAKING THE TRUCK AND THE

MESS THAT WAS LEFT BEHIND.

HE SAYS HE DOESN'T WANT TO

BE HAILED AS A HERO FOR

DOING THE RIGHT THING.

HE SAYS THERE WAS A LOT OF

BRAVERY AND COURAGEOUS

PEOPLE OUT THERE.

I'M GLAD THAT I CAN CALL

THEM MY COUNTRY FOLK.

Terry: WOW!

Gordon: THE PRESENCE

OF MIND, LET'S GO FIND A

VEHICLE.

HERE YOU FIND ONE WITH THE

KEYS INSIDE --

Terry: WITH THE KEYS

INSIDE, THAT'S A MIRACLE

RIGHT THERE.

Gordon: AND YOU GO,

LET'S LOAD UP AND CREATE

AN AMBULANCE SERVICE

BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE

BLEEDING AND WE NEED TO

HELP THEM.

THAT'S A WONDERFUL THING.

Terry: BOY, IT SURE

IS.

THAT WAS A GOD MOMENT

THERE.

Gordon: A 30-YEAR-OLD

COPY MACHINE REPAIRMAN

ALSO SAVED NUMIU NUMEROUS LIVES

IN LAS VEGAS.

WHEN JONATHAN SMITH HEARD

THE GUNFIRE, HE TOLD HIS

FAMILY TO HOLD HANDS AND

RUN.

HE WAS FOCUSED ON SAVING

HIS THREE NIECES, BUT THEY

WERE SEPARATED IN THE

CROWD.

HE GRABBED AS MANY PEOPLE

AS HE COULD AND PUSHED

THEM TOWARDS THE EXIT.

Terry: HE MANAGED TO

HELP MORE THAN 30 PEOPLE

TO SAFETY BEHIND A ROW OF

PARKED CARS.

A FEW YOUNG GIRLS WEREN'T

COMPLETELY HIDDEN, SO HE

MOVED UP TO PROTECT THEM,

WHEN HE GOT A GUNSHOT TO

THE NECK.

HE SURVIVED.

HE WAS REUNITED WITH HIS

FAMILY, AND THEY ALL MADE

IT OUT SAFELY.

A LOT OF HEROISM.

Gordon: NO GREATER

LOVE THAN THIS THAN YOU

LAY DOWN YOUR LIFE FOR

THOSE AROUND YOU.

AND HERE HE WAS, NOT

CONCERNED WITH HIS OWN

SAFETY.

HE SAID, I NEED TO HELP

OTHER PEOPLE.

Terry: ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: HATS OFF TO

YOU.

Terry: COMING UP, THE

TRUE STORY THAT HAS BEEN

MADE INTO A MOVIE STARRING

GREG KINNEAR AND RENEE

ZELLWEGER.

WEE DON'T SHARE THE

SAME LIFE.

WE DON'T SHARE ANYTHING!

YOU CAN LEAVE, IF YOU

WANT.

Terry: HEAR THIS

COUPLE'S INCREDIBLE STORY

THAT HAS INSPIRED

MILLIONS, RIGHT AFTER

THIS.

Terry: WHEN RON HALL

AND HIS WIFE, DEBBIE,

BEFRIENDED A HOMELESS MAN,

THEY HAD NO IDEA THE

IMPACT HE WOULD HAVE ON

THEIR LIVES.

A BEST-SELLING BOOK, A

SOON TO BE RELEASED MOVIE,

AND A WORLD-WIDE MOVEMENT

ALL ENSUED.

TAKE A LOOK.

Reporter: RON HALL

WAS AN INTERNATIONAL ART

DEALER WITH MORE MONEY

THAN HE AND HIS WIFE

DEBBIE COULD EVER NEED.

THEY HAD EVERYTHING BUT A

LOVING MARRIAGE.

WE DON'T SHARE THE SAME

LIFE.

WE DON'T SHARE ANYTHING!

YOU CAN LEAVE, IF YOU

CHOOSE.

Reporter: WHEN RON'S

UNFAITHFULNESS WAS BROUGHT

TO LIGHT, DEBBIE ASKED RON

TO SERVE WITH HER AT AN

INNER CITY RESCUE MISSION.

IT WAS THERE THEIR LIVES

WERE CHANGED FOREVER WHEN

DEBBIE BEFRIENDED A

HOMELESS MAN NAMED DENVER.

THE MOVIE IS CALLED "SAME

KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME,"

AND IT IS BASED ON THE

TRUE STORY FROM THE

BEST-SELLING BOOK.

WHAT I FOUND OUT WAS

EVERYBODY IS DIFFERENT.

Terry: RON HALL JOINS

YOU NOW.

RON, IT IS GREAT TO HAVE

YOU HERE.

THANK YOU, TERRY.

Terry: WHAT AN

AMAZING STORY.

THE BOOK FIRST, AND NOW

THE MOVIE THAT IS ABOUT TO

COME OUT, WHICH WE'LL TALK

ABOUT IN A MOMENT.

WHEN YOU AND YOUR WIFE

WERE WORKING ON PUTTING

YOUR MARRIAGE BACK

TOGETHER, YOU MADE A

PROMISE TO HER.

AND IT WAS THAT PROMISE

THAT ACTUALLY BROUGHT YOU

TO THAT CENTER WHERE YOU

WERE SERVING MEALS TO THE

HOMELESS.

EXACTLY.

WELL, I MADE A PROMISE FOR

HER FORGIVENESS.

SHE GAVE ME CHRIST-LIKE

FORGIVENESS FOR A SIN THAT

NEARLY DESTROYED A FAMILY.

AND SHE THREW MY SIN AS

FAR AS THE EAST IS TO THE

WEST, NEVER TO BRING IT UP

AGAIN.

FOR THAT KIND OF

FORGIVENESS, I PROMISED I

WOULD DO ANYTHING SHE

ASKED ME.

BUT REALLY THE ONLY THING

SHE ASKED ME UP TO THAT

POINT WAS TO BE FAITHFUL

AND TITHE AND BE ACTIVE IN

OUR CHURCH.

I WAS JUST PAYING BACK THE

PROMISE.

Terry: BUT SHE HAD A

DREAM.

THAT'S REALLY WHAT KICKED

OFF THIS WHOLE STORY, THE

WHOLE RELATIONSHIP WITH

DENVER, THE MAN WE'RE

GOING TO TALK ABOUT IN A

MOMENT.

WHAT WAS THE DREAM?

SHE HAD A LITERAL DREAM

FROM GOD.

AND MY WIFE WAS A GOD

CHASER, SO THIS DIDN'T

SURPRISE ME SHE HAD THIS

DREAM.

SHE DREAMED THERE WAS

FOUND IN A CITY A CERTAIN

POOR MAN WHO WAS WISE, AND

OUR LIVES WERE CHANGED.

IT WAS LIKE STRAIGHT OUT

OF THE VERSE ECCLESIASTES

9: 15.

AND SHE ASKED ME TO GO

FIND THIS MAN OF HER

DREAM.

Terry: YOU WERE

LITERALLY DRIVING AROUND,

SEEING IF SHE WOULD

RECOGNIZE THIS MAN.

WE WERE.

WE WERE DRIVING VERY SLOW

THROUGH THE CITY, AND

PEOPLE WERE LOOKING AT US

LIKE WE WERE CRAZY.

WE WOULD DRIVING THROUGH

ALL OF THE HOMELESS

HAUNTS.

SO WE DIDN'T SEE HIM, AND

WE DECIDED THAT

AFTERNOON -- SHE SAID,

LET'S JUST STOP IN AT THIS

HOMELESS SHELTER NEARBY.

SO WE BEGAN VOLUNTEERING

TO SERVE AT THE HOMELESS

SHELTER.

AND ALL OF A SUDDEN HE

COMES IN.

Terry: INCOME IN COMES

DENVER.

EXPLAIN THAT FIRST MOMENT.

WE WERE SERVING BEHIND

THE SERVING LINE, AND THE

MEN WERE COMING OUT OF THE

CHAPEL SERVICE AND

EVERYTHING WAS VERY

NORMAL.

ALL OF A SUDDEN IN THE

SIDE DOOR IN COMES THIS

GIANT LOOKING

AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAN, AND

HE HAD ON NO SHIRT AND NO

SHOES, AND HE IS SCREAMING

ON THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS,

I'M GOING TO KILL WHOEVER

STOLE MY SHOES.

Terry: DID YOU TAKE

YOURS OFF AT THE MOMENT

AND OFFER YOURS?

I HADN'T THOUGHT ABOUT

THAT.

YOU'RE QUICK.

I LIKE THAT.

I SHOULD TAKE YOU WITH ME

NEXT TIME.

ANYWAY, SHE SAID, THAT'S

THE MAN IN MY DREAM, THE

ONE THREATENING TO KILL

EVERYBODY.

BY THEN I WAS ON MY

KNEES -- NOT IN PRAYER,

BUT I WAS JUST SO SCARED

WAS GOING TO BE KILLED I

HIT MY KNEES.

SHE LOOKED DOWN AT ME AND

SHE SAID, I BELIEVE I

HEARD FROM GOD THAT YOU

HAVE TO BE HIS FRIEND.

AND I SAID, DEBBIE, I

WASN'T AT THAT MEETING YOU

HAD WITH GOD.

IF I'M GOING TO BE FRIENDS

WITH SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO

KILL EVERYBODY, I THINK I

SHOULD GO TALK TO GOD

MYSELF.

Terry: DID THAT

ENCOUNTER, WHERE YOU

ENTERED INTO THE SPACE OF

DENVER'S LIFE -- HOW DID

THAT HAPPEN?

IT TOOK FIVE MONTHS.

DEBBIE, EVERY DAY BEFORE I

WOULD GO TO MY ART GALLERY

AND MY RANCH -- I WAS BOTH

A RANCHER AND AN ART

DEALER -- BEFORE I WOULD

CHOOSE WHERE I WAS GOING,

SHE WOULD SAY, COULD YOU

JUST TAKE A DRIVE THROUGH

THE INNER CITY AND SEE IF

YOU CAN FIND HIM.

I KNOW IF WE CAN FIND OUT

WHO HE IS, AND IF HE IS A

POOR WISE MAN, I'LL KNOW

THAT MY DREAM WAS REALLY

FROM GOD.

Terry: SO EVENTUALLY

YOU CAME INTO THIS

RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM.

BUT IT WASN'T ALL EASY.

HIS MANTRA WAS, WE ARE ALL

HOMELESS, AND WE'RE JUST

WORKING OUR WAY HOME.

AND THAT REALLY PROVED TO

BE A TRUTH THAT YOU

EMBRACED AFTER A TIME.

WELL, IT IS.

Terry: ALL OF US,

REALLY.

IT IS.

AS BELIEVERS, WE DON'T

THINK ABOUT THAT.

BECAUSE I WAS ASKING HIM,

ONE OF THE FIRST DAYS I

WAS SITTING WITH HIM ON

THE CURB.

AND I SAID, WHAT IS IT

LIKE TO BE HOMELESS, AND

HE SAID, I DON'T KNOW.

WHY DON'T YOU TELL ME.

AND I SAID, DENVER, I'M

NOT HOMELESS.

HE SAID, MR. RON, WHETHER

WE'RE RICH OR POOR, THIS

EARTH AIN'T NO FINAL

RESTING PLACE, SO IN A WAY

WE'RE ALL HOMELESS, JUST

WORKING OUR WAY HOME.

Terry: HE HAD A LOT

OF WISDOM.

AND HE TALKED TO YOU ABOUT

JUDGMENT IN SUCH A

WONDERFUL WAY.

NO DOUBT HE WAS THE MAN

OF DEBBIE'S DREAM.

HE TOLD ME ONE DAY, WHEN I

WAS STANDING IN JUDGMENT

OF SOME OF THE HOMELESS

PEOPLE THAT WERE NOT

BEHAVING CORRECTLY -- HE

TOLD ME -- HE SAID,

MR. RON, LOOK DOWN AT THE

END OF THE STREET.

WHAT DO YOU SEE THERE?

I SAID, I SEE THE

COURTHOUSE.

AND HE SAID, EXACTLY.

HE SAID, THE COURTHOUSE IS

FULL OF JUDGES.

GOD IS NOT LOOKING FOR

ANYMORE OF THOSE.

GOD IS LOOKING FOR

SERVANTS.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO WALK

THE STREETS WITH ME, YOU

NEED TO BE A SERVANT AND

NOT A JUDGE.

Terry: WOW.

THE KIND OF STATEMENTS

THAT REALLY JUST KIND OF

ROCK YOU WITH THE

INTENSITY OF THEIR TRUTH

AND THEIR WISDOM.

DEBBIE BECAME SICK AND

PASSED AWAY IN 2,000.

SHE TOLD ME THREE DAYS

BEFORE SHE WAS DIAGNOSED

THAT SOMETHING WAS GETTING

READY TO HAPPEN.

HE SAID, MISS DEBBIE HAS

BECOME PRECIOUS TO GOD FOR

ALL OF THE WORLD YOU'RE

DOING FOR THE HOMELESS.

AND HE SAID WHEN YOU

BECOME PRECIOUS TO GOD,

WATCH YOUR BACK BECAUSE

SATAN WILL TRY.

Terry: WHAT WAS HER

DYING WISH?

HER DYING WISH WAS,

DON'T GIVE UP ON DENVER.

GOD IS GOING TO BLESS YOUR

FRIENDSHIP.

Terry: AND EVENTUALLY

DENVER CAME TO LIVEYOU AND

YOUR CHILDREN?

DENVER CAME AND MOVED

IN WITH ME AND MY TWO

CHILDREN, AND WE BECAME A

FAMILY.

MY CHILDREN MOVED OUT TO

GET MARRIED AND THINGS,

AND DENVER AND I WERE

TOGETHER FOR THE LAST 12

YEARS OF HIS LIFE.

AND HE JOINED DEBBIE A

LITTLE WHILE AGO.

BUT WE WROTE THIS FILM.

WE TRAVELED ACROSS THE

COUNTRY AND RAISED OVER

$100 MILLION FOR THE

HOMELESS.

AND WE STARTED A NEW

CAMPAIGN WITH PUREFLIX

CALLED "MAKING A

DIFFERENCE ACROSS

AMERICA," THAT WILL GO

LIVE ON OCTOBER 18th.

Terry: WHAT DO YOU

WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE AWAY

FROM THIS FILM WHEN THEY

SEE IT, RON?

I WANT THEM TO WALK OUT

JUST SEEING HOMELESS

PEOPLE AND NOT JUST

HOMELESS PEOPLE, BUT

EVERYBODY, THROUGH THE

LENSES OF GOD.

IT IS ALL ABOUT DOING

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

AND PAYING IT FORWARD.

THAT'S WHAT I WANT PEOPLE

TO BE ABLE TO DO.

ONE RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS

AT A TIME, AND LET'S

CHANGE AMERICA.

Terry: IT WOULD BE SO

GOOD.

OH, IT WOULD BE SO

GOOD.

Terry: THANK YOU FOR

BEING HERE.

AND THANK YOU FOR THE

MESSAGE THAT YOU BRING.

RON'S BOOK IS CALLED "THE

SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT HAS AS

ME."

AND HERE IS SOMETHING ELSE

YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS:

THE MOVIE OPENS IN

THEATERS ON

OCTOBER 20th, AND IT

STARS GREG KINNEAR AND

RENEE ZELLWEGER.

DON'T MISS IT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

WHAT AN HONOR TO BE HERE.

Terry: GORDON?

Gordon: STILL TO

COME, A YOUNG HUSBAND AND

FATHER IS HIT WITH 12,000

VOLTS OF ELECTRICITY.

AND YOU GET TO THE

HOSPITAL, AND YOU CAN JUST

SMELL BURNED FLESH

EVERYWHERE.

THE DOCTOR TOLD US, HE

IS NOT GOING TO MAKE IT.

Gordon: WATCH HOW

THIS MAN DEFIES THE ODDS.

Gordon: ZACH SHORT

WAS ABOUT TO CLIMB UP ON A

FARM COMBINE WHEN 12,000

VOLTS OF ELECTRICITY SHOT

THROUGH HIS BODY.

AT ONE POINT DOCTORS TOLD

ZACH'S FAMILY THAT HE

WASN'T GOING TO MAKE IT.

BUT HE DID.

THANKS TO THE POWER OF

PRAYER.

Reporter: THE SOYBEAN

HARVEST WAS GOING AS

EXPECTED FOR ZACH SHORT

AND HIS CREW.

UNTIL A CALL CAME OVER THE

RADIO THAT A COMBINE HAD

STARTED SMOKING.

WHEN ZACH ARRIVED, HE WENT

TO CLIMB ON THE COMBINE TO

INVESTIGATE.

BUT NO ONE REALIZED IT HAD

COME INTO CONTACT WITH A

LOW-HANGING POWER LINE.

12,000 VOLTS OF

ELECTRICITY SHOT THROUGH

ZACH'S BODY.

WITH ZACH'S HAND STILL

GRIPPING THE LADDER, THE

CREW USED A PLASTIC SHOVEL

TO PRY HIM FREE AND CALLED

9-1-1.

THE BIGGEST THING I

NOTICED RIGHT OFF THE BAT

WAS HIS FEET.

HIS WORK BOOTS HAD KIND OF

BEEN BLOWN OPEN.

HE WAS IN VERY CRITICAL

CONDITION AT THAT POINT.

Reporter: ZACH WAS

TRANSPORTED TO THE NEAREST

HOSPITAL.

AT THE TIME HIS WIFE,

JODY, WAS AT HOME WITH

THEIR 1-YEAR-OLD BOY,

BRINLEY.

I GOT A PHONE CALL THAT

ZACH WAS IN AN ACCIDENT.

MY FIRST QUESTION WAS, IS

HE STILL ALIVE.

AND IT WAS HIS MOM ON THE

PHONE, AND SHE SAID SHE

DIDN'T KNOW.

Reporter: JODY RUSHED

TO THE HOSPITAL WITH

ZACH'S PARENTS.

WHEN YOU GET TO THE

HOSPITAL, YOU CAN JUST

SMELL BURNED FLESH

EVERYWHERE.

IT WAS PRETTY BAD.

THEY TOLD US HE WAS

GOING TO BE FLOWN TO A

DIFFERENT HOSPITAL.

AND THAT'S WHEN IT REALLY

HIT US THAT THIS IS NOT

GOOD.

Reporter: ZACH I WAS

LIFE-FLIGHTED TO A

HOSPITAL IN WICHITA,

KANSAS, AND ADMITTED INTO

THEIR BURN CENTER.

DR. ROBERT BINGHAM WAS THE

ATTENDING PHYSICIAN.

HE HAD SOME OF THE

DEPOSIT ELECTRICAL

INJURIES I HAD EVER SEEN.

BOTH OF HIS LOWER

EXTREMITIES WERE SEVERELY

BURNED.

ACTUALLY, AREAS ON HIS

FEET AND ANKLES WERE

CHARRED.

THE CHANCES OF LIVING WERE

NO BETTER THAN 50/50.

Reporter: DOCTORS PUT

ZACH INTO A MEDICALLY

INDUCED COMA AND WORKED

AROUND THE CLOCK TO TREAT

HIS BURNS.

THEY WERE ABLE TO

STABILIZE HIM, BUT HE WAS

IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

JODY PRAYED AND SPREAD THE

WORD OVER SOCIAL MEDIA.

FARMERS THAT LIVE

AROUND HERE WOULD STOP

THEIR FARM EQUIPMENT EVERY

DAY AT 10:00 AND 4:00 AND

PRAY FOR ZACH.

Reporter: THREE DAYS

LATER, HE WENT INTO

CARDIAC ARREST.

THE NURSES PULLED ME IN

THE ROOM, AND THE

DOCTOR -- WHILE HE WAS

CODING, AND THEY WERE

PERFORMING CHEST

COMPRESSIONS ON HIM.

AND WE WERE JUST BEHIND

HIM RALLYING, SAYING, COME

ON BACK TO US, ZACH.

AND THEN FINALLY THE NURSE

HAD SAID, WE'VE GOT A

PULSE.

Reporter: BUT AS

QUICKLY AS ZACH'S HEART

RECOVERED, HIS KIDNEYS

BEGAN SHUTTING DOWN, AND

HIS LUNGS STARTED FILLING

WITH FLUID.

THE DOCTOR TOLD US,

HE'S NOT GOING TO MAKE IT.

HE BASICALLY TOLD US TO

TELL HIM GOOD-BYE.

SO I TOOK OUR DAUGHTER IN

AND TOLD HER THAT HE WAS

GOING TO HEAVEN.

Reporter: FRIENDS AND

FAMILY GATHERED AT THE

HOSPITAL AND WAITED FOR

HIM TO PASS.

THEY SOON REALIZED GOD WAS

STILL AT WORK.

HIS BLOOD PRESSURE

STARTED TO COME UP, AND

HIS OXYGEN SATURATION

LEVELS STARTED TO COME UP.

AND HE BEGAN TO STABILIZE.

THE DOCTOR SAID, I

THINK HE IS GOING TO MAKE

A LIAR OUT OF ME.

HE IS GETTING BETTER.

GOD WAS IN THE ROOM

WITH US.

HE WAS THERE.

HE WAS ANSWERING PRAYERS.

THERE IS NO DOUBT IN MY

MIND THAT GOD TOUCHED ZACH

THAT NIGHT AND TURNED

THINGS AROUND AND GAVE HIM

A CHANCE.

Reporter: OVER THE

NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS, ZACH

CONTINUED TO IMPROVE.

HIS KIDNEYS STARTED

WORKING AND HIS LUNGS

STARTED TO EMPTY.

AND THE DOCTOR WAS JUST,

LIKE, I HAVE NEVER SEEN

ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE.

Reporter:

UNFORTUNATELY DOCTORS HAD

TO AMPUTATE ZACH'S LOWER

LEGS BECAUSE OF INFECTION.

IT WOULD SAVE HIS LIFE,

BUT NOW THEY HAD ANOTHER

CONCERN, WHETHER ZACH HAD

SUFFERED BRAIN DAMAGE.

THE ONLY WAY TO FIND OUT

WAS TO BRING HIM OUT OF

THE COMA.

WHEN I WOKE UP IN THE

HOSPITAL, IT WAS LIKE I

HAD A WHOLE BUNCH OF

DREAMS.

I KIND OF KNEW WHAT

HAPPENED, BUT NOT REALLY

AT THE SAME TIME.

MY WIFE WAS THE FIRST ONE

TO COME IN THERE.

MY FIRST QUESTION WAS,

DO YOU REMEMBER ME?

AND HE OF COURSE HE SAID,

I'M NOT GOING TO FORGET

YOU AND BRINLEY.

AND THEN SHE SAID,

WELL, YOU REMEMBER YOU GOT

SHOCKED IN THE FIELD.

AND THEN RIGHT THERE IT

CLICKED IN MY HEAD.

I REMEMBERED EXACTLY WHAT

HAPPENED.

Reporter: THE NEXT

THREE MONTHS WOULD BE HARD

AS ZACH STRUGGLED THROUGH

EXTENSIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY

AND MULTIPLE SURGERIES.

I WOULD DEFINITELY GET

ANGRY AND BREAK DOWN QUITE

A BIT.

I JUST KEPT PRAYING AND

THOUGHT, THERE IS A LOT OF

PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO CARE

ABOUT ME.

I HAVE A LOT TO LIVE FOR

STILL.

I HAVE TO KEEP TRYING, AND

GOD KIND OF SHOWED ME THE

LIGHT.

Reporter: THEN ON

VALENTINE'S DAY, ZACH WAS

RELEASED TO GO HOME.

HIS TOWN WELCOMED HIM IN

THE STREETS.

I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT.

I HAD BROKE DOWN AS WE

DROVE THROUGH BECAUSE

THERE WERE PEOPLE OUT

THERE WITH ZIONS SAYING,

WE LOVE YOU, ZACH.

I SAID, YOU KNOW, FROM

WHAT I CAN SEE, THEY WANT

TO THANK YOU BECAUSE YOU

BROUGHT THEM BACK TO THEIR

FAITH.

Reporter: ZACH HAS

BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO HIS

NEW LEGS AND IS THANKFUL

TO GET BACK TO FARMING AND

BEING A HUSBAND AND A

FATHER.

IN FACT, HE AND JODY ARE

EXPECTING THEIR SECOND

CHILD, A BOY.

IF IT WASN'T FOR ALL OF

THE PRAYERS, GOD WOULDN'T

HAVE HEARD THAT WE NEEDED

A MIRACLE -- MANY, MANY

MIRACLES -- AND WE

WOULDN'T HAVE RECEIVED THE

MIRACLE THAT WE GOT.

YOU LOOK AT WHAT THE

DOCTORS' REPORTS WERE AND

HOW BAD MY INJURIES WERE,

THERE IS NOTHING TO

EXPLAIN MY RECOVERY BUT

GOD WATCHING OVER ME.

Gordon: AND GOD IS

WATCHING OVER YOU.

YOU CAN COUNT ON THAT.

YOU CAN COUNT THAT HE

NUMBERS THE VERY HAIRS ON

YOUR HEAD.

AND YOU YOU'RE PRECIOUS TO

HIM.

HE LOVES YOU INFINITELY.

AND REALIZE NOTHING CAN

EVER SEPARATE YOU FROM THE

LOVE OF CHRIST.

NOTHING.

THERE IS NO PRINCIPALITY,

THERE IS NO POWER, NOTHING

HERE ON EARTH OR IN HEAVEN

CAN EVER SEPARATE YOU FROM

THE LOVE OF CHRIST.

SO WHEN YOU REALIZE THAT

AND YOU STAND ON THAT,

WELL THEN FAITH GETS VERY

EASY.

AND YOU START TO SAY,

OKAY, I HAVE GOD'S FAVOR.

I HAVE HIS LOVE.

I DON'T HAVE TO BARGAIN

WITH HIM.

I DON'T HAVE TO CONVINCE

HIM.

I JUST HAVE TO BELIEVE

HIM.

AND FROM THAT PLACE OF

BELIEF, MIRACLES WILL

HAPPEN.

HERE IS A VERSE FOR YOU:

"WHEN TWO OR MORE AGREE

TOUCHING ANYTHING, IT

SHALL BE DONE FOR THEM BY

MY FATHER IN HEAVEN."

THESE ARE THE WORDS OF

JESUS.

SO LET'S COUNT ON THAT AND

LET'S BANK ON THAT.

IN AN ACT OF FAITH, IF YOU

NEED HEALING IN YOUR BODY

RIGHT NOW, JUST LAY YOUR

HAND ON IT.

LAY YOUR HAND ON THAT AREA

THAT NEEDS HEALING, AND

TERRY AND I WILL AGREE

WITH YOU, TOUCHING IT, AND

LET GOD DO ALL OF THE

REST.

LORD, WE JUST LIFT THE

NEEDS TO YOU RIGHT NOW.

AND AS PEOPLE ARE REACHING

IN FAITH, BELIEVING,

BELIEVING IN YOUR LOVE,

BELIEVING IN YOUR CARE FOR

US, BECAUSE FAITH WORKS

THROUGH LOVE.

SO RIGHT NOW IN JESUS'

NAME WE SAY OUT LOUD TO

THESE BODIES BE HEALED AND

BE MADE WHOLE, AND BE

RESTORED NOW IN JESUS'

NAME.

THERE IS SOMEONE, YOU'VE

GOT DEEP PAIN IN THE RIGHT

SIDE OF YOUR BACK.

AND IT'S FROM A RIB AND

SPINE INJURY.

AND GOD HAS JUST HEALED

YOU RIGHT NOW.

IN JESUS' NAME.

JUST RECEIVE IT.

LIFT YOUR ARMS AND BEGIN

TO PRAISE HIM FOR WHAT HE

HAS DONE FOR YOU.

LORD, WE THANK YOU IN

JESUS' NAME.

AMEN, AND AMEN.

IF YOU'VE BEEN HEALED,

GIVE US A CALL.

IF YOU NEED PRAYER, GIVE

US A CALL: 1-800-700-7000.

HERE IS A VERSE: "HEAL ME,

O LORD, AND I SHALL BE

HEALED.

SAVE ME, AND I SHALL BE

SAVED."

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